The poetry is stark, fluently using line breaks and page-turns for dramatic effect; the last of these reveals the best closing line of a novel this season. Read alone (though best aloud), the novel is a high-stakes moral thriller; it’s also a perfect if daring choice for readers’ theater. The Horn Book Magazine
There’s something not quite right about Stick Insect’s new sweetheart, and Butterfly seems to have spotted the problem …
Pleasingly silly, and lending itself to over-the-top performances from those reading aloud
Imogen Russell Williams, Guardian Review
Colourfully presented treatment of the folktale told every year at Chinese New Year.
Using easy-to-find objects from around the home and following illustrated step-by-step instructions, design and build working models that move, fly, tick or light up! Develop your design, creative thinking and problem solving skills to make zip wires, vibrating brush monsters, computer controlled fairground rides and much more. Take on challenges such as building a lolly stick bridge and testing it to destruction or making a 10-second marble run.
Alliston is an engineer and technical author best known for her Technology For Fun series of project books and teacher resources.
A chilling story about being young, lost and female.
There are many things to look forward to this coming autumn (2017) and this is certainly one of them. Adam Freudenheim the publisher at Pushkin Press writes: “I love this book! It’s different. It’s special. It’s original! I fell in love with The Murderer’s Ape when I read it in a single day last summer; my 12-year-old son read it in a weekend and told me he didn’t want it to end – and he still can’t stop talking about it months later.”
The proof copy I have dipped into would certainly seem to bear that out and I shall look forward to updating this post nearer the time of publication.
Younger readers’ edition.
A thrilling and tempestuous novel of love and danger from the author of KOOK. Every storm breaks in the end.
Jake never meant to fall for a girl that night. But plans change and soon Jake and Hannah are together, inseparable. That is, until Hannah gets an opportunity that will take her away, where Jake could never afford to follow.
Recommended author interview, printed shortly after his first book’s publication.